SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va Redware Dolphin-Handled Urn

November 3, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 196

Price Realized: $3,565.00

($3,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Slip-Washed Redware Urn with Dolphin Handles, Stamped "SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va," circa 1860, bell-shaped urn with coggled rim and molded dolphin handles, covered in a light tannish slip. Eyes of dolphins painted with a matte manganese glaze. Impressed with Solomon Bell maker"s mark under one handle. Monumental in size and ornamentation, this urn is one of a small number of surviving examples of Bell pottery with dolphin-form handles. Wear to rim, with 3" heavily worn section. 2" line from rim. Several large base chips. Heavy loss to slip. H 12 3/4".

SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va Redware Dolphin-Handled Urn

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